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Roasted Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Servings: 6


  • 12 Baby red potatoes
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper optional
  • Red pepper flakes optional


  • In a large saucepan, place potatoes in a single layer covered with 1" of water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, cooking for a total of 30 minutes. Potatoes are done when they can easily be pierced with a knife or fork but not fall apart.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove potatoes from heat. Using a slotted spoon, drain one potato. Transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Fold towel over and press down firmly to 'smash' the potato. Transfer to your prepared baking sheet. Repeat process with remaining potatoes.
  • Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 tsp salt and optional sprinklings of ground pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping carefully half way through.
  • Serve immediately.


Recipe source: Fine Cooking